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I Want to Play My Guitar Through A Bluetooth Speaker

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Aug 5, 2015
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    Anybody know a gadget I can plug into my guitar output jack that transmits to my bluetooth speaker? Can't seem to find anything designed specifically for this purpose. Help?
     

  2. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  3. Sandhill69

    Sandhill69 Tele-Holic

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    As I remember bluetooth has latency and or sound quality issues when used to replace a cable.
     
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  4. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Not sure about directly, but I frequently play my guitar through my iRig into my phone or iPad and into a Bluetooth speaker (Bose Color Soundlink.). Works fine.
     

  5. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

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    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    The best I can suggest is a guitar -> cell phone adapter. iPhones have this with their iRig adapter (ah, @bsman beat me to it), and there are quite a few available for Android, just search "android guitar interface" on Amazon or eBay or whatever. The cool part is there are also lots of amp simulator apps to kick it up a notch.
     
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  6. jive1

    jive1 NEW MEMBER!

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    Using a Bluetooth transmitter won't work because of latency. The easiest way I have found is using a headphone amp like the Vox Amplug and running the headphone out into a bluetooth speaker.
     
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  7. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Meister

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    I bought a Roland JC-01 and hoped it'd work. No go, abovementioned latency. Buying a pile of Apple for this is a bit excessive, methinks, so ended up using my MicroBR in between.
     

  8. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Holic

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    Jan 11, 2013
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    There are better ways to go wireless that don't break the bank if that is what the OP wants.
     

  9. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    As said before, the easiest way I found was to use a headphone out thing straight cabled into a bluetooth speaker.

    thats not wireless but it was only two feet away so not much of a problem.
     

  10. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    you may have to get your guitar into a laptop to connect and then bluetooth to a speaker
     

  11. gjman65

    gjman65 TDPRI Member

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    Mar 25, 2014
    Austin TX
    Interesting topic. I saw a Bluetooth guitar amp on sale at one of the major box stores and I wondered this exact same thing. So why are they selling Bluetooth amps with no Bluetooth output source and especially if there are latency problems? Weird!
     

  12. Area51

    Area51 Tele-Meister

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    Yep, a Zoom G1Xon or G1X are made to play through speaker system (PA's, computer speakers, etc). These are inexpensive. I'm sure there are others.
     

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